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Statue of Leonardo da Vinci in front of the Uffizi Gallery in Firenze, Italia

polymath, musician, painter,

sculptor, architect,

draftsman, engineer,

scientist, inventor

Leonardo da Vinci

a.k.a. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

hailing from Vega (abhijita) in the constellation of Lyra. Vega civilization is famed for its celestial warfare.

Earthbody-Entry Saturday 15-Apr-1452

Earthbody-Exit 02-May-1519 (age 67)


Polymath, engineer, designer, painter, sculptor, writer * 1452 until 1519 CE * Leonardo di ser Peiro da Vinci

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary

For Azvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Ketu-ruled Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings,, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic (Ketu) capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Azvini actively pushes (Kuja) the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Azvini tend to develop new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Azvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azvini

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."


Biographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 15.5

15-April-1452 Earth-birth in Vinci, Etruskana, Italia *

1466 (age 14) begin enduring apprenticeship under the supervision of Andrea del Verrocchio in Firenza involving the crafts of leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork, drawing, color painting, and stone-sculpting * Guru-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 extraordinary professors

Shani mahadasha * age 15.5 until age 34.5

1472 (age 20) Officially became a master artist in the Guild of Saint Luke and opened his own workshop (3) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3- workshop, atelier

1474 completes Annunciation * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-completion, occupies 2-saturation

1479 started Adoration of the Magi (unfinished) * Shani-Chandra bhukti

1482 reinvented himself as a military engineer producing designs for weaponry. Begins 17-year tenure under patronage of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 patronage * Rahu in 11th-from-11th economic revenue

Budha Mahadasha * age 34.5 until age 51.5

1490 Lady with an Ermine * Budha-Zukra bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 51.5 until age 58.5

1506 (age 54) meets young Francisco Melzi, who will be da Vinci's student and closest companion until death * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 58.5 until decease age 67

1513 after many years of tinkering, finally finishes the Mona Lisa * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

02-May-1519 Lightbody Lift-off (age 67) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Among his engineering designs including new concepts (at the time) and improvements upon existing designs. He likely had access to some classical Greek inspirations such as Archimedes' prototype drawings. Naturally in context of his patronage sources being aristocratic strongmen and warriors, many of his designs had military purpose.

  • armored tank
  • prototype airplane
  • repeating rifle
  • swinging bridge
  • automated paddle boat
  • scythe-defended chariot
  • pile driver
  • revolving crane
  • pulleys for military and theatrical use
  • lagoon dredge
  • flying ship
  • floating snowshoes
  • breathing device for underwater exploration
  • marine life preserver
  • diving bell for undersea marine warfare


Skilled craft identities which Leonardo demonstrated were said to include

  • painter
  • draftsman
  • sculptor
  • cartographer,
  • mechanical engineer
  • musician (lyre)
  • singer
  • romantic poet
  • computational mathematician
  • physicist
  • botanist
  • anatomist
  • geologist
  • geographer
  • architect and urban planner

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-1 * enter of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama


Dad was a wealthy aristocrat who served the court as a notary. In modern terms, his dad would be a contract lawyer.


DaVinci (both father and son) was a businessman and project manager. Surya occupies the mercantile, , emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Whatever his other liabilities (especially his Shani) the drishti of uttama-Kuja-10 into uttama-Surya-1 creates an extremely vigorous, sexualized, brilliant, competitive, dominating, and regal warrior being.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada pada 1-2-3 * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, familiar with connection, routine webworks, settled into the rhythm of community participation, needs to feel the repeating pulse of economic gain, soothed by social linkage; undulating friendships
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, sheltered by doctrine, soothed by fertility, feels like a teacher-preacher

Chandra in classroom-11 rules bhava-4 childhood home, basic schooling


Da Vinci's mother was said to have been a peasant woman of undistinguished lineage. Nevertheless she would have been networked into an economic community.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


As a gay man belonging to the artistic, engineering communities of the Franco-Italian Renaissance , DaVinci would not have enjoyed the privilege of legal marriage. However as an Azvakini native, he likely would not have been concerned with property contracts. DaVinci was known to have formed important relationships with numerous artistic and aristocratic men in his environment.

7th-from-Chandra-11 usually indicates a life-pattern of preference for entertaining, dramatic, flamboyant, fashionable, political partners.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga



  • Mangala-Maraka-Draco * uttama * vigorous competition for elite authority * warrior for social position * proactive regulation * push toward lawful structure * pursues executive roles * dominating energy in institutional governance * conquest of social summit * champion of hierarchical systems
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, , invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests, champion of leadership elites

Uttama Mangala occupies the private, imaginative, sanctuary-seeking 12th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules 1-8

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Harsha Yoga

Budha rules 3-6, but harsha yoga protects against jail (6) and mental collapse (yet Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects)

  • Budha-Meena * nichha * intuitive communications, articulation of private spiritual guidance, imaginative pronouncements, messages about dreams and visions
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions

Nichha-Budha occupies the family-oriented, treasure-accumulating, historical, values-based 2nd-from-Chandra

The Hands

Da Vinci was ambidextrous, meaning that his right hand and his left hand were equally capable of writing and painting. He was accounted by contemporaries as showing paranoid behaviors, and by modern standards he might be diagnosed with the learning disability called dyslexia.

According to accounts of his peers, Leonardo could draw in a forward direction with one hand while writing in a backward direction with the other hand. One of his signature skills was a a mirror-image cursive Roman-alphabet script, which he personally could read and he taught his apprentices to read, but which baffled most others.

Leonardo's pre-eminent skill was drawing. As a draftsman, he produced voluminous sketches for a broad range of ideas, inventions, and possibilities.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many group associations, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage, expands the scope of social participation, multiple communities and friendships
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, much achievement, numerous connections in social-participation groups, several large assemblies, numerous revenues, many social-material goals, extensive marketplace linkage
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways, much humanistic cultural philosophy, large sheltering settlements

Brihaspati occupies Rahu-ruled Shatavisaka nakshatra, indicating a social network full of visionaries, philosophers, and cosmic-scale thinkers. Da Vinci was reputed to have had an enormous number of diversely talented friends, including mathematicians, musicians, architects, playwrights, engineers, singers, and poets.

He was so popular and well-connected that the other normally ostracizing features of his identity (gay, illegitimate, left-handed, a flamboyant dresser, reputedly somewhat paranoid) were never obstacles to his success. Indeed, his remarkable social eccentricities were celebrated.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of values, acquisitive sensuality, preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-2 * pleasure of gathered assets, enjoys banked, collected harmony; gracious, preserved, linguistic, voiced, historical values

Zukra occupies the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra, suggesting that he needed to live in gracious surroundings. Also, his mother's mother (maternal grandmother) is likely to have doted on little daVinci, perhaps providing luxuries and sweets to her grandchild.

Zukra in swakshetra + swabhava + Zukra yogakaraka from Kumbha-Chandra + Zukra in kendra from Chandra-Kumbha

Da Vinci was an accomplished musician. He played the lyre at a high level of artistic and technical proficiency. At his first introduction to the prestigious court of Milano, young Leonardo was presented as a musician not as a fine artist.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, obliged to conform to the disagreements, rigid disease conditions, vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract, imposed servitude, proletarian medication, elder physicians, insufficient aid, dried medications, must minister to the suffering with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious enemies. One must serve the problematic. One must outlast the adversaries. Endurance in military siege. Tense digestion, Cautious, conventional crimes; chronic conditions of criticism and guilt; constitutional illness-injury syndromes; Physicians resist innovation. Heavy legacy pressure against change in disease condition. Service fatigue; burnout. Resentment toward new treatments or medications. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as social worker or disadvantaged, healthworker or sick, pharmacist or drug addict, criminal or cop, debtor or loanmaker, underpaid or underpayer, victim or victimizer, slaver or slave.

Shani occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , suggesting a long life despite many threats to longevity, and a certain stalwart emotional rigidity. The Mother is usually long-lived as well. da Vinci died age 67, which was a healthy age for his era but not nearly so extended as the life of his adversary Michelangelo, who died age 88.

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance, proselytism, guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Rahu in Zukra-ruled Purvazadha occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.

DaVinci was known for having a large and economically supportive community network. He was well-known, well-liked despite (or likely because of) his outré clothing style , never short of funds and never deprived of opportunity.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards discussions, irrelevance of the mental narrative

Ketu rules the rising nakshatra of inventive Azwini

Unlimited Ketu occupies the creative, showy 5th-from-Chandra. Generally also a signal of preference to not produce biological children but rather generate a higher creativity.

Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects. Da Vinci finished only a small percentage of the projects that he conceived at the draft stage. When his painting of The Last Supper was delayed extremely, the monastery that had commissioned this work notoriously threatened to jail him into the monastery until the painting got done.


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